Michigan State University

Diversity Committee

Membership 2013-2014

  • Sharon Ladenson (Chair)
  • Joshua Barton
  • Chris DeFord
  • Erica Ervin
  • Navidad Gonzalez
  • Jon Harrison
  • Ranti Junus
  • ​Jill Morningstar
  • ​Emily Treptow
  • ​Tina Qin

Promoting Diversity in Librarianship
Charge of the Diversity Advisory Committee:

  • In conjunction with appropriate Libraries' staff, plan public programming on diversity and inclusion for
    • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in support of the University theme, and
    • Other similar diversity events/celebrations, as needed.
  • In conjunction with Libraries' Human Resources, identify and recommend programming on diversity and inclusion for staff.
  • The Diversity Committee Chair keeps the AD for Public Services informed of activities.



Diversity Display Case Schedule

Date Display Name People
Mid-May-Mid August 2013 Arab Americans Deborah Margolis, Jon Harrison
Mid-August to September 2013

One Book (Hui Hua & Chris) Jon will be also doing an exhibit on 3W related to One Book.

Hui Hua, Chris DeFord, Jon Harrison
October-December 2013 Upper Peninsula Miner’s Strike Deborah Margolis, Michael Rodriguez
January-February 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Anniversary "Struggle for Equality: Past, Present, and Future" Bojana Skarich, Erica Ervin, Chris DeFord
March-April 2014 Women's History Sharon Ladenson
May-June 2014 Teacher Appreciation & Diverse Children’s Literature Jill Morningstar

Observance of Holidays:

This project was started to inform library staff who are scheduling library events of the observance of some religious holidays that might prevent some staff from attending the event. The spreadsheet below is updated yearly for a set of major holidays identified by the Diversity Committee.

Holiday Calendar Spreadsheet (use MSU NetID to view in GoogleApps)

Diversity Resources in the MSU Libraries

We have a number of Diversity Research Guides to help you find books, journals and movies by or about African Americans, Arab Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, Jewish, Muslim and other religious groups, LGBTQ persons, and other populations.

Diversity Standards:

Promoting Diversity Opportunities in Librarianship:

Diversity Grants:

Services for Persons with Disabilities

If you are in need of assistance using the library, please visit the Services for Persons with Disabilities page.